TPBLeap - Creative Futures
by JJ Vernon
Chapter 5 : Basic Editing Skills
In Chapter 3 we looked at a number of devices that you would be likely to encounter as a sound engineer. Devices that playback audio, such as a compact disc players & other devices that both record & playback audio, such as a minidisc recorders.
WHAT IS EDITING?
In audio terms editing usually involves:
Usually a minidisc recorder has a “menu” button & by pressing this you can access the various different editing options available.
NAME – This allows you to name your disc & the tracks on that disc. This can be very useful if you are operating the sound for a complicated show where there are two or more minidisc recorders required.
For example if you were operating the sound for a performance of “The Tempest” that required three minidisc recorders, it would be sensible to call the three discs.
While this may sound obvious, it means that you can visually confirm that you have loaded the correct discs into the correct minidisc recorder before the start of each show. (When you insert the disc into the minidisc recorder, the disc’s name will be shown on the machine's display.)
It is also good practice to name each track on the minidisc recorder. Again, as a track is selected prior to playback, its name will show on the display helping to ensure you do not play the wrong track when given the cue.
Computer equivalent – click to highlight the required audio file or folder containing audio files & type